The 10 best shots from Friday at the Ryder Cup

September 28th, 2018

Team USA got off to a strong start at the 42nd Ryder Cup on Friday, but Team Europe dominated the Americans in foursomes play to take a 5-3 overnight lead. Here are the best shots from Friday’s sessions. Jordan Spieth lips out an eagle at No. 1  JORDAN SPIETH. What a start to his #RyderCup #LiveUnderPar pic.twitter.com/g1po1jvxJJ — PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) September 28, 2018 Spieth drains long birdie putt at No. 5 .@JordanSpieth is in! #RyderCup #GoUSA pic.twitter.com/J2UwCi4oQd — PGA of America (@PGA) September 28, 2018 Spieth has struggled with his putter all season long, but he was on fire early on in the four-ball session. Tony Finau chips in for eagle at No. 6 The shot of the #RyderCup so far! pic.twitter.com/OFeLbM2SOE — Golf Channel (@GolfChannel) September 28, 2018 Francesco Molinari makes birdie at No. 1 to go 1-up on Tiger Woods and Patrick Reed Francesco Molinari picks up the at the 1st to win the hole! #RyderCup #TeamEurope pic.twitter.com/3wWttfEGuI — PGA of America (@PGA) September 28, 2018 Justin Rose’s blind chip in No. 12 .@JustinRose99 = CLUTCH #RyderCup #TeamEurope pic.twitter.com/oXeTCMey2G — PGA of America (@PGA) September 28, 2018 Rickie Fowler preserves Team USA’s lead with a long birdie putt at No. 14 Rickie with a birdie from long distance. #GoUSA pic.twitter.com/xW1tYBua5z — Ryder Cup USA (@RyderCupUSA) September 28, 2018 Tony Finau’s miraculous bounce Even @tonyfinaugolf enjoys a little luck every now and then! #RyderCup #GoUSA pic.twitter.com/SRP9y2aI9q — PGA of America (@PGA) September 28, 2018 Down one hole with only three left to play, Tony Finau hit a horrible tee shot at the par-3 16th that somehow ended up just a few feet from the hole. Finau’s ball bounced off the wooden bulkhead and safely dropped onto the green, and the Americans won the hole to square the match. At the 18th, Brooks Koepka won the match with a birdie, giving Team USA a vital point. Tommy Fleetwood’s clutch putt at No. 16 BACK-TO-BACK#TeamEurope pic.twitter.com/C1LwmFrtx8 — Ryder Cup Europe (@RyderCupEurope) September 28, 2018 Fleetwood drilled two crucial putts to win holes at 15 and 16, and his bomb at the 16th put Europe 2-up with two to play. Francesco Molinari clinches Team Europe’s first point Francesco Molinari wins #TeamEurope our first point! pic.twitter.com/oUdwHVes7f — Ryder Cup Europe (@RyderCupEurope) September 28, 2018 Rory McIlroy’s unbelievable recovery shot at 13 “That's unbelievable!”#TeamEurope pic.twitter.com/1kJTGBP5bi — Ryder Cup Europe (@RyderCupEurope) September 28, 2018 Standing on the side of a hill and in danger of falling into a water hazard, Rory McIlroy made up for a poor tee shot from Ian Poulter and knocked his approach inside of Team USA’s. Poulter made the putt to win the hole, and the duo went on to win the match over Bubba Watson and Webb Simpson.

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Thomas on POY race: ‘Give BK the trophy’

September 12th, 2018

Last year, Justin Thomas captured the PGA Championship en route to being named the PGA Tour's Player of the Year. This time he believes the same combination belongs to Brooks Koepka – even before the FedExCup is decided. With the top 30 players enjoying a rare off week this week, the PGA Tour sent out a tweet Tuesday to showcase potential Player of the Year nominees, noting that the “race is far from decided.” Included were four players who each won three times this season: Thomas, Dustin Johnson, Bubba Watson and Bryson DeChambeau.

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